Notepad++ is a free source code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment. It also gives the extra functionality to define a user's own language for the syntax folding and syntax highlighting. You can print your source code in color. It allows a user to edit the different document in the same time and even to edit the same document synchronizely in 2 different views. Notepad++ supports full drag and drop.
This project, based on the Scintilla edit component (a very powerful editor component), written in C++ with pure win32 api and STL (that ensures the higher execution speed and smaller size of the program), is under the GPL Licence.
Here are the features of Notepad++ : • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding • WYSIWYG • User Defined Syntax Highlighting • Auto-completion • Multi-Document • Multi-View • Regular Expression Search/Replace supported • Full Drag ‘N' Drop supported • Dynamic position of Views • File Status Auto-detection • Zoom in and zoom out • Multi-Language environment supported • Bookmark • Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting • Macro recording and playback
Notepad++ v5.8.2 fixed bugs (from v5.8.1) : 1. Fix windows 7 crash bug while executing update. 2. Fix macro recording bug for the non-ASCII characters. 3. Fix C# syntax highlighting disabled problem after reloading. 4. Fix find performance issue related macro recording.